Ruth Margaret Kohlwey, 84

Ruth Margaret Kohlwey (nee Riemer) of Grafton passed away on  March 
9, 2012, at the age of 84.

The beloved wife of Otto, they were married Oct. 5, 1957. They were 
blessed with four children, Heidi (Todd) Andrews, Waterloo; Amy 
Kohlwey, Grafton; Peter (Gloria) Kohlwey, Freedom; and Nell (Timothy) 
Frank, Cedarburg. She is further survived by one grandson, Cristian 
Gonzalez of Freedom; a brother, Otto Riemer, Galesville; and a sister-
in-law, Marge Riemer, Hartland; many other nieces, nephews, extended 
family and friends in Chicago.

Ruth was preceded in death by her brother, Karl Riemer; and her 
sister-in-law, Patricia Riemer.

Ruth was a 1945 graduate of Lutheran High School in Milwaukee, 
received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Mount Mary College and her 
masterís degree from University of Illinois. Ruth loved cooking and 
travel and her outreach efforts touched many lives. She was an active 
volunteer involved in many organizations over the years, including; 
Ozaukee County Homemakers, St. Paulís Sharing Table and St. Paulís 
School Library, St. Maryís Breast Cancer Awareness, Ozaukee County 
Farm Bureau Women, Master Farmers, the Covered Bridge 4-H Club and 
Lutheran Womenís Missionary League. Ruth was a member of St. Paulís 
Lutheran Church in Grafton.

A memorial gathering will be held today, March 13, 2012,  at St. 
Paulís Lutheran Church, 701 Washington St., Grafton, from 4 p.m. 
until 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to: Mount Lebanon 
Lutheran Church, Milwaukee, St. Paulís Lutheran Church, Grafton and 
the Ozaukee County 4-H Foundation.

Mueller Funeral Home & Crematory in Grafton is assisting the family. 
For online condolences, please visit www.muellerfuneralhome.com.